In 2012, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin were named cultural ambassadors to Russia for a day, so they travelled to Russia for a special show. Their buddy, Brooke Linder, went to document the trip and has since put together a trailer for an upcoming documentary - Discussions With Russians. Watch the trailer above!
Ever wonder what Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "What'll We Do" would sound like if it were played on a Fender Rhodes? I'm probably not the only one out there!
Will and Phil recently did a stripped down session for The Denver Post's Reverb blog where they recorded versions of "What'll We Do," "Accident," and "Yellow Missing Signs." Watch the live take of "What'll We Do" above, then follow the link below to listen to the others.
Get excited SSLYBY fans-- over the next few weeks the band will be co-headlining a bunch of shows with Ha Ha Tonka. They'll be playing around the west coast mainly, and if you're in the Denver area tonight check 'em out! Already there's buzz brewing via I Heart Local Music about the concert last night in Lawrence, Kansas. The song in the video above is "Back In The Saddle" off of Let It Sway.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Tour Dates
November 30, 2011 - Hi Dive in Denver, CO December 1, 2011 - Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT December 2, 2011 - Neurolux in Boise, ID December 3, 2011 - Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA December 4, 2011 - The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, WA December 5, 2011 - Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, Canada December 6, 2011 - Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR December 8, 2011 - Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA December 9, 2011 - Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA December 10, 2011 - Soda Bar in San Diego, CA December 12, 2011 - Club Congress in Tucson, AZ December 14, 2011 - Sol Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM
The wonderful folks over at Daytrotter just posted a brand new session with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin today, making this the band's 3rd visit! This time around the guys perform songs off their recently released double album, Tape Club. Take a listen by clicking the link below.
It sure has been one crazy "video premiere" week over here at Polyvinyl. The new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin video for "Critical Drain," which made its debut on mtvU today, is our 3rd new video this week. Crazy times!
The video was directed by Brook Linder and features the guys getting dragged in dirt, paint, water, and a bunch of other super comfy things. Poor John, looks like he gets the worst of it!
The Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin dudes are back with a brand new double album - Tape Club - which features 26 songs that span the entire length of their 10 years together. Many of the songs have never been heard before and document the story of the band aurally - beginning with lo-fi home recordings (of the type found on their self-recorded debut Broom) and ending with more polished studio tracks (like those found on the Chris Walla-produced Let It Sway).
Tape Club comes out Oct. 18th and is now up for for pre-order through our online store. It's available on limited edition 180-gram maroon or black 2xLP, CD, and digital formats. The maroon vinyl is limited to just 500 copies, so you may wanna act fast!
If you'd like to check out one of the new songs, head over to Rolling Stone where they have an exclusive download of the track "Yellow Missing Signs." Follow the links below to check out the song and to pre-order Tape Club.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's national tour with Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club just wrapped up, and the photos are starting to roll in. This most recent set, courtesy of musicVSman, is an awesome look at the band's St. Louis show at The Firebird. Pictured above is a particularly well-timed gem of guitarist Will Knauer stage-diving into the drum kit. Click the link below to head over to musicVSman to see the whole photoset, and read about the show highlights while you're there.
Ever wonder when when the day will come when a video on YouTube is so funny, that your computer might start laughing at you? We think that day has come with this AMAZING fan video for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "Back in the Saddle" featuring Aerosmith. I'm just gonna go ahead and say it - this is the best video ever made. See for yourself above.
More and more year-end favorite charts are rolling in, and with them great news for Polyvinyl bands. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's 2010 release Let It Sway has popped up on over 10 year-end charts so far, including Spectrum Culture, To Eleven, Dyson Sound, Music Savage, and more. Click the links below to check out SSLYBY on this year's favorites lists.
Back in October, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin traveled overseas to visit 11 European countries and play 24 shows. They documented their travels and just posted this sweet tour video with their song "Everlyn" playing in the background. Check it out above, then follow the links below to check out the band's YouTube page and to order their latest album, Let It Sway.
During the Midwest leg of their tour, Somone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin took a break to sit down with KCMP in St. Paul for a live session where the band played three tracks off of Let It Sway, their third album, and talked about the recording process. They also described what it's like to have Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie camp in your backyard, how they decide who will play which instrument on which song, and the differences they experienced in recording Let It Sway as compared to their previous two full-lengths. Click the link below to hear the entire session.
Kids love Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Even in Vienna, Austria! Phillip Dickey and Will Knauer got a chance to perform "All Hail Dracula" at the local playground while they were in Austria last week for their European tour. You can tell from the video, that these kids were stoked! Watch for the guitar lesson Will and Phil give at the end. CLASSIC.
This performace was for the video blog, They Shoot Music Don't They. Check out the version of "All Hail Dracula" above, then follow the link below to see another performace of "Phantomwise."
Inbetween stops on their European tour, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's Phillip Dickey played an acoustic cover for Groove.no. Check out Phil's version of "Kung Fu Reference" by Ass Ponys above, then follow the link below to check out the article.
The amazing new video for Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's "Sink/Let It Sway" made its debut on NME today! The video was directed by Brook Linder and features the band running around Springfield, MO lighting cars on fire, setting off fireworks, and jumping over multiple fences! Click the link below to check it out.
During the east coast leg of the Let It Sway tour, Phil and John from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin stopped by the Baeble guest apartment in Brooklyn, NY to perform a couple songs live on the roof. Check out the video above to see a stripped down version of "Everlyn," then click the link below for a version of "Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro" along with an interview about how Let It Sway was recorded with Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla.
Check out this glowing review from Punk News of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsins' Let It Sway; that envisions "Banned (By the Man)" as the soundtrack to a Wes Anderson film, and traces the band's evolution from album to album.
Spectrum Culture sits down with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin vocalist / guitarist John Caldwell during their Philadelphia stop to talk about the new record Let It Sway. Check out this great interview to hear the band's take on working with Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, aging in reverse, and Prince.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's John Robert Cardwell recently caught up with Mixtape Muse before their show at Washington DC's Black Cat for a great interview. Topics include the new SSLYBY album Let It Sway, writing songs, and John's new favorite - The Cribs. Check out the interview by clicking the link below.
Hey all you East Coasters! Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's tour with Telekinesis kicks off today in St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird. If you live on that side of the US, check out the dates below and try and make it out to a show. You won't be dissapointed!
SSSLYBY 2010 Tour with Telekinesis
8/31 St Louis, MO @ Firebird - TICKETS 9/01 Champaign, IL @ Canopy Club - TICKETS 9/02 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall - TICKETS 9/03 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick - TICKETS 9/04 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo - TICKETS @ Door 9/06 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo - TICKETS @ Door 9/07 Boston, MA @ TT the Bears - TICKETS 9/08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom - TICKETS 9/10 Washington, DC @ Black Cat - TICKETS 9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbery - TICKETS 9/12 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop - TICKETS 9/13 Columbus, OH @ The Basement - TICKETS
Phil Dickey and Will Knauer of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin recently got a chance to chat with I Am Warm And Powerful about the new SSLYBY album, Let It Sway. The interview is AWESOME and goes into great detail about how the album was recorded. They even hint at the possibility of how the next album will sound. Tons of great stuff in this one! Click the link below to check it out.